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Gay Psychologist Urges Associates To Use Psychology As A Liberationist Tactic
NARTH ^ | November 12, 2004

Posted on 12/22/2004 7:43:20 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
If Glassgold believes that any system which defines some behaviors as normal and others as not, is an oppressive one and one must be resisted, wouldn't she be advocating a system of thought which would also accept homosexual pedophilia?

Of course! (see post 27. the first law of homosexuality) Every 'homosexual' must be considered, and treated as, a child molester.

The third law of homosexuality:

Any exposure of children to homosexual behavior is child abuse

41 posted on 12/22/2004 9:58:35 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: BlessedBeGod
Oh this is swell. It's going to screw up already screwed up people even more.

Yes, that is a given. But doesn't the essay offer a wonderful example of what many would indentify as "Psycho-babble."

It is also a good illustration of the fact that in modern America, people who have crossed the line between sanity and insanity, can still claim to be experts in their chosen fields.

The social history of the West is replete with examples of how important a perception of normal sex-roles are to human happiness. But this woman obviously believes that by hurling vague concepts around in a pretentious manner, she can negate that reality--and make that negation a cause worth inviting malpractice suits over!

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

42 posted on 12/22/2004 11:11:01 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: BlessedBeGod

-Oh this is swell. It's going to screw up already screwed up people even more.-

You betcha. Look into any homosexual or lesbian's past and you'll find "stuff" that turned the tide. Never mind the Trans People and Crossdressers.


43 posted on 12/22/2004 11:11:48 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

That's what the Soviets used to do.

And the queers are already doing that -- by taking homosexuality off the list of disorders, when it is obviously disordered conduct, then labeling normal people "homophobic" if they think what queers do is sick and wrong.


44 posted on 12/22/2004 11:13:47 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

It appears that the APA is doing a good job of marginalizing itself with each passing day.


Indeed:

Former APA President Supports NARTH's Mission Statement, Assails APA's Intolerance

An excerpt from "Former APA President Condemns APA for Barring Research"

An excerpt from "When Activism Masquerades as Science: Potential Consequences of Recent APA Resolutions"

45 posted on 12/22/2004 11:15:34 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
A few improvements to the article suggested below:

The fall, 2004 issue of the APA's Division 44 newsletter, includes an essay by Judith M. Glassgold, Psy.D. urging her colleagues to think of psychology as a liberationist tactic to fight against social oppression of conservatives and for social justice.

Writing in "In dreams begin responsibilities': Psychology, agency and activism," Glassgold suggests that therapists must make psychology " a liberation experience, to be among those who offer solutions to problems of social justice."

She urges gay conservative psychologists to adopt the philospohy of Liberation Psychology (Martin-Baro, 1994), which is rooted in ideologies from Latin and South American countries.

Psychologists must reject seeing individual personal problems political affiliations and be willing to see these problems affiliations as the consequences of social injustice, says Glassgold. Psychotherapists must revise deterministic theories of social issues and "incorporate contextualist models that better explain concepts such as social economic power, freedom, agency , and resistance market forces."

Gay Conservative psychologists must view the world as an oppressive liberally biased place, and they must resist efforts of outside forces to label them. The goal should be to "create new meanings" and "social definitions" in order to liberate others from social structures that define what is normal or abnormal compassionate or insensitive.

Glassgold believes that any system that says one sexual political identity is normal and others are not, is oppressive and must be resisted. "Systems that attempot to define what is 'normal compassionate' are systems that attempt to limit human potential. ...our theories must be embraced tentatively, as metaphors, not reified as truth or normalcy compassion."

"We must focus on making psychology and psychotherapy more than just a Band-aid for broader social problems, but as an intrinsic part of social justice and personal liberation wealth generation."

There. Much better.

Shalom.

PS. If anyone had any doubts about the worthlessness of modern psychology...

46 posted on 12/22/2004 11:15:45 AM PST by ArGee (After 517, the abolition of man is complete)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
If Glassgold believes that any system which defines some behaviors as normal and others as not, is an oppressive one and one must be resisted, wouldn't she be advocating a system of thought which would also accept homosexual pedophilia?

Isn't it oppressive to suggest it is not acceptable to define some behaviors as normal and others not? Oh, wait, we are only supposed to embrace her theory tentatively.

If Glassgold believes that we should not reify her theories as truth then that means we can throw this one in the crapper, eh?

Shalom.

47 posted on 12/22/2004 11:19:07 AM PST by ArGee (After 517, the abolition of man is complete)
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To: EdReform
'Politics Trumps Science' at Psychological Association, Critic Says

Exposed: The Myth That Psychiatry Has Proven That Homosexual Behavior Is Normal

48 posted on 12/22/2004 11:19:54 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Antoninus
So much for the "science" of psychology.

There is no way to understand human psychology without understanding the human spirit. Since most psychologists reject the spiritual realm altogether, they are hamstrung before they begin. No wonder all they have left is mental masturbation such as this article represents.

Shalom.

49 posted on 12/22/2004 11:21:15 AM PST by ArGee (After 517, the abolition of man is complete)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
An excerpt from "Guide Me, O Thou Great APA"
50 posted on 12/22/2004 11:22:55 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: ArGee; Clint N. Suhks; scripter; lentulusgracchus
A+

Well done, ArGee!

51 posted on 12/22/2004 11:26:47 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: ArGee

Well said


52 posted on 12/22/2004 11:27:27 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

rather insidious approach.


53 posted on 12/22/2004 11:29:45 AM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: neocon1984; Laissez-faire capitalist

It diminishes the respectability of our field when psychologists promote blatantly political agendas that lack empirical support. Technically, one could say that such behavior is unethical, but that will never fly with the APA.


Indeed. And those who speak out are subject to harassment:

"Today, psychologists or psychiatrists who disagree with this politically correct interpretation, or even those who try to help homosexuals change, are subjected to continual harassment and accusations of malpractice."

- Dr. James Dobson ( source ).


A real life example of such harassment and accusations of malpractice:

Minnesota Psychologist Taken to Task for Saying Homosexuals Can Change

54 posted on 12/22/2004 11:43:05 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: EdReform
Well, not exactly my BRAADest post, but it'll have to do. ;)

Shalom.

55 posted on 12/22/2004 11:57:16 AM PST by ArGee (After 517, the abolition of man is complete)
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To: ArGee
;o)


Merry Christmas!

56 posted on 12/22/2004 12:45:00 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: EdReform
Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

Shalom.

57 posted on 12/22/2004 1:11:17 PM PST by ArGee (After 517, the abolition of man is complete)
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To: ArGee
I wonder if she believes that suggestions about whether or not certain behaviors are normal or not is oppressive, or must one enter the realm of defining certain behaviors as normal or not, to risk the wrath of the leftist Glassgold thought-police?

Either way, it appears that she desires a mix of leftist amoral philosophy and leftist amoral psychiatry. Then again, psychiatry is just barely above philosophy to begin with.

Oh no, was I being 'oppressive' by even bringing up these points?

No, no, no... leftist, amoral theories must never, ever be thrown in the crapper. To throw their ideas in the crapper is one of the most oppressive things one can do, or didn't you know that?
58 posted on 12/22/2004 2:35:53 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
She urges gay psychologists to adopt the philospohy of Liberation Psychology (Martin-Baro, 1994), which is rooted in ideologies from Latin and South American countries.

Isn't she talking about Trotskyite and Maoist South American radicals instead? IIRC "liberation theology" is either spoonfed KGB Active Measures garbage, or COMINTERN-mediated Trotskyism, such as the Mexican Left wallowed in during the 1920's. Someone who knows better, please correct me.

59 posted on 12/22/2004 6:12:45 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

lj will be gone from FR for a short while. I'm the volunteer until little jeremiah gets back online.

If you want on/off the list let me know.

60 posted on 12/22/2004 9:05:38 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Perversion is not a civil right.)
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